How to Make the Perfect Fall Foliage Centerpiece

Every time I walk in the door from college, my mother immediately starts begging me to make an arrangement for our kitchen table. While I think it is the worst during the summer when our yard is in full bloom, I am proved wrong when the holiday season comes around. This is when I am in full demand. The only challenge – it is no longer flower season.

This is when I have to get creative, but I love a good challenge. After watching Reese Witherspoon’s Instagram Story the other day, I found my inspiration and knew what my kitchen table centerpiece would look like and that there would soon be a WFU Style article to follow.

When our roses, peonies, and hyacinths are no longer in bloom, I instantly turn to our bushes and trees for my supplies. At this time of year, the leaves in your yard are the most beautiful colors, which add the best seasonal pop to your table. Additionally, what I love most about working with foliage is that the arrangement will last for a long time, giving you one less thing to work about during these busy times.

Here is my step-by-step guide on how to make the perfect fall foliage centerpiece.

What You Need:
A bucket, basket, or tote for all your yard goodies
A pair of clippersbucket

What to clip:
Dark leaves like magnoliamagnolia2

Medium green leaves for dimensions and red berries for colorberries

Long, light green stems with fun flower pom-poms for more dimension
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Rosemary or another herb for good smells on the tablerosemary

Bright leaves, like Japanese Maple, for seasonal color
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 And anything else you find in your yard you want to add!

How to Assemble:

1. Lay the magnolia evenly around your table

2. Add your bright leaves for seasonal color

3. Add in herbs, berries, and other dimensional pieces, filling in any gaps and creating fullness

4. Fill in with any holiday decorations you have crafted over the years

4. Voila! You are done!
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Follow me on my personal and creative Instagram accounts for more floral and decorating tips this holiday season and to share your creations with me.

Happy Thanksgiving!

xx – GW

 

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